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The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy features top experts in health, wellness and business with a particular focus on physical therapy. We take evidence based medicine and break it down making it easier to understand and immediately apply to your life. At Healthy Wealthy & Smart our goal is simple: to provide you with the best information to live a healthy and pain free life!
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May 29, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Liam West joins me to discuss how young medical professions can break into the competitive sports and exercise medicine world. Dr. Liam West trained at Cardiff Medical School in Wales, United Kingdom and has transitioned into working in Australian Rules Football both at the elite and Academy levels whilst still working in Soccer for Melbourne Victory. He is also working in research at La Trobe University whilst also helping lead their SEM departments Social Media and content creation

In this episode, we discuss:

-Tools young clinicians use to break into sports and exercise medicine

-Tips for introverts preparing for networking events

-The key element to master for buy-in with athletes

-Why you should seek out communication training to supplement your clinical skill set

-And so much more!

 

Sports and exercise medicine has a lot of traction globally and getting involved in international conferences can lead to many opportunities. Dr. West believes, “You don’t just need a local network, you need an international network.” One of the easiest tools at your disposal to connect with people outside your geographic region is through the use of social media. However, Dr. West warns, “Be very careful on social media,” and always project professionalism.

 

Gaining access to a niche field like sports medicine requires hard work and self-initiative, Dr. West reminds us that, “People don’t owe you the experience.”

 

Sports medicine practitioners face the unique dilemma of supporting a team’s success while looking out for the player’s best interest and health. Maintaining professional boundaries is critical to sustaining objectivity and ensuring positive outcomes and Dr. West stresses, “You’re there to work, do not become a fan.”

 

While experience is valuable, young clinicians will find that athletes care more about your commitment to their success than how long you have been treating patients as Dr. West points out, “Athletes don’t really care how much you know until they know that you care.” Dr. West believes, “Honesty is really powerful with an athlete.”

 

For more information on Dr. West:

Dr. Liam West trained at Cardiff Medical School in Wales, United Kingdom. During his first few years there he also completed a Sports Science Bachelors degree to dip his toes into the alluring water of Sports Medicine. During his undergraduate studies he set up a student society to promote, educate and offers opportunities within SEM to his peers both in medicine but all areas of SEM such as physiotherapy, sports science etc. Through the national acclaimed success of this society he then crated similar societies across the UK before founding an overarching UK student society and later a European wide one.

These societies kick started what is now an extremely strong and vibrant junior SEM scene in the UK. In his fourth year of his studies he single handedly ran his own student SEM conference attracting 250 delegates - this introduced him to Karim Kahn and Peter Brukner. A role within BJSM followed and over the years this has developed into being a Senior Associate Editor and a role within education.

After his studies finished he completed a Diploma in SEM whilst working full time as a junior doctor. He picked up his clinical work by working in horse riding, the Women's Soccer Premier League and as the England Under 16 Doctor.

In 2015 he made the switch to live in Melbourne where he still currently resides. He has transitioned into working in Australian Rules Football both at the elite and Academy levels whilst still working in Soccer for Melbourne Victory. He has left hospital medicine and is working in research at La Trobe University whilst also helping lead their SEM departments Social Media and content creation. He wrote a chapter in the newly released Clinical Sports Medicine (Brukner and Kahn).

Away from Academia, after playing soccer all of his life he has now converted this season to playing Australian Rules Football and is slowly learning what a true contact sport feels like.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Liam West Twitter

Journal Articles:

BJSM: Inside Track

 

West, L. R. (2013). Sport and exercise medicine in the undergraduate curriculum. Are we inspiring the next generation of sport and exercise medicine doctors and helping them overcome the barriers they face getting into the specialty? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(11), 664-5

 

West, L. R., & Griffin, S. (2016). Sport and exercise medicine in the UK: what juniors should know to get ahead. British Journal of Sports Medicine, bjsports-2016-096631Published Online First: 8 October 2016

 

To train or not to train for SEM – the medical student dilemma - British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

What my 13 flight, 4 country sports medicine elective taught me – 5 lessons for success in sports & exercise medicine – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

To MSc or not to MSc; a Doctor’s perspective – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 22, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Jackie Whittaker and I discuss youth injuries in sport. Dr. Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, Research Director of the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic and recognized as a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal physiotherapy by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Jackie’s research is focused on prevention of youth sport injuries and the consequences of these injuries as it relates to later negative health outcomes such as inactivity, obesity and osteoarthritis.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The most common injuries in youth sports and their lasting impact

-Physical therapy’s role in youth medical care

-What is most important in your first patient encounter?

-How to intervene for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention

-Dr. Whittaker’s current research on long-term effects of youth injury

-And so much more!

 

Physical therapy’s role in youth healthcare is very important and Dr. Whittaker notes that, “The leading cause of injury requiring medical attention is related to sport and recreation participation.” Injury amongst youth athletes is driven by multiple factors including early sport specialization and year-round seasons.

 

Within a few years following youth injury, Dr. Whittaker shares, “They are starting to head down this trajectory of having negative health outcomes,” which includes becoming less active and obese.

 

When treating adolescents, it is important to consider the long-term impact beyond the initial injury. Preventing negative outcomes in the future requires setting realistic expectations and instilling confidence in their body’s capabilities. Dr. Whittaker stresses, “We also have to have their long term musculoskeletal health in the back of our head when we are treating their acute injury and trying to get them back to sport.”

 

Physical therapists should advocate active alternatives to competitive sport to allow youth to maintain involvement in a peer group and mitigate risk of future negative health outcomes. Dr. Whittaker believes physical therapists need to have the difficult conversation about how, “There knee is never going to be the same again.”

 

 

For more information on Dr. Whittaker:

Dr. Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Research Director of the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She is recognized as a clinical specialist in musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. Jackie’s research interests lie in scientific inquiry that will substantially influence a shift in the approach taken to manage chronic MSK disorders from treatment of chronic disease (tertiary prevention) towards prevention and delaying/halting disease onset (primary and secondary prevention) including optimizing the musculoskeletal health of youth and adolescent populations. Jackie’s background combines knowledge gained through 21 years of clinical practice and intensive research training (PhD and post-doctoral fellowship). In addition to her appointment at the University of Alberta, Dr. Whittaker is an Adjunct Professor at the International Olympic Committee funded Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, Canada and Associate Member of the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jackie Whittaker Twitter

Jackie Whittaker University of Alberta Website

Email: jwhittak@ualberta.ca

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 18, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Kyle Ridgeway and Dr. Kenny Venere join me for Part 2 where we discuss the necessity for evidence in physical therapy! Kyle Ridgeway is a senior physical therapist at University of Colorado Hospital and coordinator of physical therapy quality improvement project in the medical intensive care unit. Dr. Kenny Venere is a home health physical therapist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. Make sure to check out Part 1 if you missed it!

In this episode, we discuss:

-Is physical therapy science based?

-Why we should breed a culture of skepticism in physical therapy

-Fad treatments and why practitioners are attracted to them

-Kyle and Kenny’s passion for the science behind physical therapy

-And so much more!

 

The current marketing of continuing education in physical therapy acts as a barrier to evidence based innovations. Kyle believes, “Because of perverse incentives and the way the continuing education model is structured, it lends itself to guruism… This is foundationally an educational problem,” as many physical therapists are not well trained to analyze claims and assess validity.

 

For the physical therapy profession to continue to advance in quality of care, Kenny stresses, “We need a culture in physical therapy that is skeptical. A culture that is comfortable with engaging in argument and debate.” He stresses that there must be plausibility to our treatments and that, “We have to be less certain in our convictions and I think that is a hallmark of a scientific profession.”

 

Scientific debate requires an open mind and the ability to incorporate new information however Kyle has found that humans struggle with this. He believes that, “If you were truly open minded and you’re coming in with no previous data, no previous preconceptions, and you are not taking a bayesian approach to this problem, you are equally open to both outcomes.”

 

Kyle restricts his treatments to those backed by sound evidence and carefully reviews newly vaunted treatments before exposing patients to them because, “These aren’t actually delineating things, these are actually diluting factors that make the profession we are at large less elevated.”

 

Kyle has found that physical therapy adds a great deal of value to the healthcare world and states, “My experience is other people in healthcare are just yearning for physical therapist’s input and once they get it they want more of it.”

 

Navigating the complexities of patient care can be difficult for new physical therapy graduates. Kyle advises, “We are seeing people at their absolute most distressing moments, in a convoluted system, with perverse incentives, and ridiculous rules. And it’s really complicated. I think the first thing was just letting in that uncertainty and being okay with the fact that you’re never there, you’re always improving, there is always something different to consider, and welcoming that journey.”

 

For more information on Dr. Kyle Ridgeway:

Kyle Ridgeway received a BA in neuroscience from Pomona College and a doctor of physical therapy degree from University of Colorado Denver: Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a senior physical therapist and team lead for medical ICU physical therapy at University of Colorado Hospital. He also serves as a clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Denver Physical Therapy Program. A quality improvement project in the medical ICU, that he designed and implemented, eventually became standard practice. He speaks nationally regarding acute care physical therapy specifically in critical care, acute care quality improvement, hospital readmissions, and outcomes following critical illness. He blogs at PT Think Tank https://ptthinktank.com/author/kridgeway/ where he aims to provide thoughtful analysis and critical thinking on various clinical, scientific, and humanistic topics relating to physical therapy. But, of course, that is just his opinion.

 

For more information on Dr. Kenny Venere:

Kenny Venere currently works as a home health physical therapist for Intermountain Homecare and Hospice in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with his DPT in 2014. His primary interests within physical therapy are scientific literacy, meta-research and the philosophy of evidence based practice. He writes (infrequently) on these topics over at his website, www.physiologicalpt.com.

 

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Kyle Ridgeway Twitter

Kenny Venere Twitter

Talking Points: An Oxford-Style Debate on Dry Needling

Physiological PT

PT Think Tank

Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory.

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

May 15, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Kyle Ridgeway and Dr. Kenny Venere join me for Part 1 where we answer viewer questions on a variety of topics ranging from dry needling to physical therapy as a solution to the opioid crisis! Kyle Ridgeway is a senior physical therapist at University of Colorado Hospital and coordinator of physical therapy quality improvement project in the medical intensive care unit. Kenny Venere is a home health physical therapist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In this episode, we discuss:

- Should dry needling be implemented as a physical therapy intervention?

-What is physical therapy’s role in the opioid crisis?

-How can acute care PT’s better collaborate with home health PT’s following discharge from the hospital?

-And so much more!

 

Kenny and Kyle did not set out to change any minds at their dry needling debate at Combined Sections Meeting. Instead they sought to encourage skepticism to those who are still appraising the evidence and Kenny hopes, “they left more informed and just the greater goal of having people think more critically about how they choose to implement interventions in a physical therapy practice. How they think about the literature on interventions in physical therapy practice was really what we hoped to accomplish.”

 

Kenny advocates physical therapists should be very selective and vet new methodologies before they are adopted into their toolkit by supporting a high bar for evidence of effectiveness. He stresses, “Research is everything. Without it, we have nothing.”

 

Although physical therapists are well equipped to play a key role in treating chronic pain, opioid use is a multifaceted problem with many players both in the medical field and pharmaceutical industry. Kenny believes, “Physical therapists I think have a role but it’s important that we be humble in the claims we make about our role. We are by no means a panacea or a cure for the opioid crisis but I think we can play an essential role in what is a bigger puzzle.” Kyle warns about the realities of treating chronic pain and states, “I get justifiably nervous when we start talking about physical therapy as the answer to the opioid crisis…it’s nuanced and it’s layered.”

 

Kyle suggests hospitals should rethink how they evaluate patient satisfaction and disentangle pain from quality of service and care. Kyle points out that, “We made pain a vital sign. Patient satisfaction in the hospital is one of the most talked about things in administration and if you mix this context together there’s real incentive to say we have to do something to take this pain away.”

 

More collaboration across physical therapy settings may lead to a more holistic approach to tackling unique patient healthcare needs. Kyle finds that one of the problems is, “These communications really don’t happen between settings and especially between acute care and home health.”

 

For more information on Kyle Ridgeway:

Kyle Ridgeway received a BA in neuroscience from Pomona College and a doctor of physical therapy degree from University of Colorado Denver: Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a senior physical therapist and team lead for medical ICU physical therapy at University of Colorado Hospital. He also serves as a clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Denver Physical Therapy Program. A quality improvement project in the medical ICU, that he designed and implemented, eventually became standard practice. He speaks nationally regarding acute care physical therapy specifically in critical care, acute care quality improvement, hospital readmissions, and outcomes following critical illness. He blogs at PT Think Tank https://ptthinktank.com/author/kridgeway/ where he aims to provide thoughtful analysis and critical thinking on various clinical, scientific, and humanistic topics relating to physical therapy. But, of course, that is just his opinion.

 

For more information on Kenny Venere:

Kenny Venere currently works as a home health physical therapist for Intermountain Homecare and Hospice in Salt Lake City. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA with his DPT in 2014. His primary interests within physical therapy are scientific literacy, meta-research and the philosophy of evidence based practice. He writes (infrequently) on these topics over at his website, www.physiologicalpt.com

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Kyle Ridgeway Twitter

Kenny Venere Twitter

Talking Points: An Oxford-Style Debate on Dry Needling

Physiological PT

PT Think Tank

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 11, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Brett Kestenbaum joins me for Part 2 of our discussion on outlining goals and defining success. Brett Kestenbaum is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com, a website that provides tools and resources to help the transition from student to practitioner, and CovalentCareers.com, a technology whose mission is to make on-demand employment for healthcare professionals possible. Brett is dedicated to helping physical therapists find success and fulfillment in their careers.

In this episode, we discuss:

-High burnout among new PT graduates and alternative career avenues with this expertise

-Goal setting to establish a foundation for success

-Meditation as a secret weapon to enhance your focus

-Brett’s best advice to a new physical therapy graduate to achieve success

-And so much more!

 

Brett measures success as taking direct action towards terms that you choose for yourself. Brett reminds us that, “Success is a personal feeling that nobody can give you and nobody can define for you except you yourself.”

 

For busy professionals or entrepreneurs, the mind can be easily cluttered by a never ending stream of tasks. Brett finds that meditation leads to clarity of mind and a greater understanding of your goals and allows you to, “start taking actions in that direction.”

 

Organizing time without distractions allows for better management of responsibilities and the potential to streamline productivity. Brett believes, “Habits are muscles too. They are something you have to train and you’ll get better and better at creating habits over time and accomplishing tasks within a refined period of time as well.”

 

For more information on Brett:

Brett Kestenbaum is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com, a website that provides tools and resources to help the transition from student to practitioner, and CovalentCareers.com, a technology whose mission is to make on-demand employment for healthcare professionals possible. Brett is dedicated to helping physical therapists find success and fulfillment in their careers.

 

Brett escaped the winters of his native New York, in order to attend grad school at NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  He took a job at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego following graduation. Brett has chosen to pursue a versatile background in physical therapy, by providing care to a highly dynamic patient population in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Outside of physical therapy, Brett is an avid golfer and has developed a new technology to help physical therapists find jobs, while studying lifestyle design. Shoot him an email if you want to play a round of golf!

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brett Kestenbaum Twitter

New Grad Physical Therapy Facebook

Brett Kestenbaum LinkedIn

Brett Kestenbaum Facebook

New Grad Physical Therapy Website

Covalent Careers Website

Schedule a 15 minute chat with Brett here!

Westworld

Richard Feynman

Alan Watts

Sharon Salzberg

Pomodoro Technique

Chris Winfield

Email: Brett@covalentcareers.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 8, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Brett Kestenbaum joins me for Part 1 of our discussion on branding with social media and how to overcome fear that comes with broadening your career horizons. Brett Kestenbaum is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com, a website that provides tools and resources to help the transition from student to practitioner, and CovalentCareers.com, a technology whose mission is to make on-demand employment for healthcare professionals possible. Brett is dedicated to helping physical therapists find success and fulfillment in their careers.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to utilize online technology to build a community and leverage a greater audience

-Social media’s role in building a brand in your community

-Steps you can take to invest and build your website, develop copy and create a personal brand

-Overcoming mental roadblocks new graduates face in starting their businesses

-And so much more!

 

For new graduates, their own inner resistance to take risks and pursue opportunities can be their greatest hurdle. Brett believes, “Typically, that fear will stop people from taking any action in general.” Brett stresses to continue to push through the fear and take action because oftentimes, “That’s a barrier for everybody, and that’s your biggest opportunity that there is a barrier there.”

 

Regardless of the number of failures, successful entrepreneurs and practitioners attain the best opportunities through persistence. From Brett’s experience, his advice is, “I want to put myself out there as much as possible. And I want to stink as many times as possible. I want to sound like a goofy clown or whatever it may be as many times as possible. Because I know that one time—maybe—I will do something that will resonate with people and it will be a huge impact on my life and on my career.”

 

Young entrepreneurs often have insecurities about their ability to differentiate themselves and add value in the marketplace. Brett states, “The resistance is the part of the creative process that stops your from creating. It’s that question that comes up in your head. Am I good enough to create a blog post or is this blog post perfect? It’s the resistance that stops you from clicking the publish button.”

 

For more information on Brett:

Dr. Brett Kestenbaum is the co-founder of NewGradPhysicalTherapy.com, a website that provides tools and resources to help the transition from student to practitioner, and CovalentCareers.com, a technology whose mission is to make on-demand employment for healthcare professionals possible. Brett is dedicated to helping physical therapists find success and fulfillment in their careers.

 

Brett escaped the winters of his native New York, in order to attend grad school at NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  He took a job at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego following graduation. Brett is an avid golfer and has developed a new technology to help physical therapists find jobs, while studying lifestyle design. Shoot him an email if you want to play a round of golf!

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brett Kestenbaum Twitter

New Grad Physical Therapy Facebook

Brett Kestenbaum LinkedIn

Brett Kestenbaum Facebook

New Grad Physical Therapy Website

Covalent Careers Website

Schedule a 15 minute chat with Brett here!

Greg Todd Twitter

Ben Fung Twitter

Rich Severin Twitter

Crossing the Chasm

Gary Vaynerchuk

Mark Cuban

Email: Brett@covalentcareers.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 4, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I am honored to have Lolly Daskal join me to discuss her book The Leadership Gap. Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The Leadership Gap and shifting concepts of leadership

-Lolly’s RETHINK system which celebrates all archetypes and shadow traits of leaders

-Taking advantage of leadership gaps created by the imposter syndrome

-Making the leap from good to great leadership

-And so much more!

 

Everyone has a chance to be a leader in their current roles as Lolly states, “If you are impacting someone, if you are influencing someone, if you are advising someone and if people come to you for help, you’re a leader.” The one commonality to becoming a great leader is, “we have to learn to lead from within.”

 

From Fortune 500 executives to stay-at-home mothers, all leaders can identify with virtues and shadow traits outlined in her book. Lolly reminds us, “These are human beings... It is so universal.”

 

Leaders can create self-doubt by comparing themselves to others. Lolly believes that to be a strong leader, “We have to stop looking outward… look inward—that is where all the treasure is.”

 

The potential to be a better leader occurs every day and leaders should always strive to be better tomorrow. Lolly advices, “When we choose greatness, then we take the higher standard of who we are.”

 

For more information on Lolly:

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies.

As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.

Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.

Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others.

Lolly’s proprietary insights are the subject of her new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness, and is available for pre-order here.
Her previous bestseller, Thoughts Spoken From the Heart, is available here.

Resources discussed on this show:

Lolly Daskal Twitter

Lolly Daskal Website

Lolly Daskal LinkedIn

The Leadership Gap Book

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

May 1, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Bart Dingenen joins me to discuss rehabilitation following an ACL injury. Dr. Dingenen is currently both a sport physiotherapist at Motion To Balance in Genk, Belgium and a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at Hasselt University.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Physiological and psychological considerations for return to sport following ACL reconstruction

-How to structure treatments to promote motor learning

-The fine line of early return to sport and the risk for re-injury

-Integration of sport prevention training at follow-up

-And so much more!

 

More traditional approaches to rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction are limited to the physiology of the athlete. Bart believes, “Knee focused outcomes can be valuable but probably don’t tell us enough about the big picture of that patient in front of you.” One outcome measure isn’t adequate enough to determine how an athlete is progressing through therapy and Bart stresses, “We don’t treat a structure, we really treat a person.”

 

Bart stresses that the most effective intervention addresses the sensory motor system considering the neuroplastic changes that occurred following injury. He states, “If we just continue to consider the ACL as a pure mechanical problem, I think you miss so much.”

 

The clinician’s role is to provide a rich environment that is sport specific, fun and challenging to ensure compliance and reduce risk of re-injury. Bart recommends, “People have no time to be consciously aware of their knee. They have to have fun and they have to move. These aspects have to be there in your training.”

 

Treatment sessions should seek to mimic an open and dynamic environment which challenges the athlete physically and cognitively. Bart warns, “If you do [ACL injury prevention training] the traditional way you see indeed the compliance rates are really low.”

 

For more information on Bart:

Dr. Bart Dingenen is a sport physical therapist from Belgium. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Hasselt, Belgium, in combination with his work as sport physical therapist in the private physical therapy practice Motion to Balance, Genk, Belgium.

He finished his PhD in 2015 at KU Leuven (Belgium) on postural control in relation to knee and ankle injuries. Bart published numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals over the last 5 years on ACL injury, chronic ankle instability, athletic screening, injury prevention, postural control and jumping and running mechanics, and is a well-respected speaker at both national and international conferences, workshops and symposia.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Bart Dingenen Twitter

Bart Dingenen Publications

Return to sport Video

International Knee Documentation Committee Questionnaire

Optimization of the Return-to-Sport Paradigm After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Critical Step Back to Move Forward

Tim Gabbett Publications

Email: bart.dingenen@uhasselt.be

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

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